Malaysia’s challenge fizzles out in China Open

Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie lost in straight sets. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s challenge in the China Open has ended after three doubles pairs lost to their respective opponents in the quarterfinals in Changzhou, China, yesterday.

National mixed doubles pair, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Jemie Lai failed to continue their fine run in the US$1 million (RM4.174 million) tournament after losing 17-21, 16-21 to fourth seeds, Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand.

National men’s doubles pair, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi were also eliminated after losing to third seeds Lin Junhui-Liu Yu Chen of China 21-16, 20-22 and 20-22.

Malaysia’s final hope of the day rested on the shoulders of Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong but they were outclassed by Indonesia’s world No 1 pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 21-15, 21-17.